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Edna St Vincent Millay

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Comprehensive information about Edna St Vincent Millay including biographical information, facts, literary works, and more. Edna St. Vincent Millay was an American lyrical poet and playwright. She received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1923, the third woman to win the award for poetry, and was also known for her feminist activism and her many love affairs. She used the pseudonym Nancy Boyd for her prose work. The poet Richard Wilbur asserted, "She wrote some of the best sonnets of the century." This educational Edna St Vincent Millay resource has information about the author's life, works, quotations, articles and essays, and more.


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Quote Left Oh, oh, you will be sorry for that word! Give back my book and take my kiss instead. Was it my enemy or my friend I heard, What a big book for such a little head! Come, I will show you now my newest hat, And you may watch me purse my mouth and prink! Oh, I shall love you still, and all of that. I never again shall tell you what I think. I shall be sweet and crafty, soft and sly; You will not catch me reading any more: I shall be called a wife to pattern by; And some day when you knock and push the door, Some sane day, not too bright and not too stormy, I shall be gone, and you may whistle for me. Quote Right
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Quote Left Set the foot down with distrust on the crust of the world -- it is thin. Quote Right
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Quote Left My candle burns at both ends It will not last the night; But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends - It gives a lovely light. Quote Right
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Quote Left Down, down, down into the darkness of the grave Gently they go, the beautiful, the tender, the kind;... Quote Right
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Quote Left My candle burns at both ends; It will not last the night; But, ah, my foes, and oh, my friends, It gives a lovely light. Quote Right
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